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    • May 2017 RT Box Review

      2 years ago

      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

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      Introduction

      Hello everyone! This will be my first RT Box review on the site. I've done small reviews on my fan account on instagram (@Haywood_You_Bang_Me). Now I want to do it bigger and better. In the italic section below I'll talk a bit about being a First member, a Double Gold member, and a little bit about myself as a fan. This will help introduce what being Double Gold is like and will hopefully help other community members make their decision on whether to go gold or not. I will include the italic section in every future review and I'll also update it when and if need be. But, if you just want to hear about this month's double gold box, feel free to skip the italic section.

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      History 

          First off, here is a link to a chart that breaks down everything that comes with a First membership and a Double Gold membership. I've had a First membership, formally known as sponsorship, since I joined the site in April 2014. My account used to be on the Grandfather plan, which was a lot cheaper plan. For those who don't know, a few years back, Rooster Teeth increased their sponsorship plan to what it is today. But, for those who stayed on a renewal plan would keep the same pricing of the old plan until they cancelled or changed it. This was deemed the Grandfather plan. Then about a year ago, Rooster Teeth dropped the term "sponsor" and changed it to "First" to lessen the confusion and to make the title more fitting. Then at RTX 2016 they introduced the RT Box and attendees could sign up for the new Double Gold membership. Only attendees could buy the very first First Double Gold Box. Fortunately, I was one of them and I've been a Double Gold member ever since. But by switching plans I lost my Grandfather plan on my account, which I can never get back. It's something to consider if you're switching from the Grandfather plan. To those of you who are, I suggest making a second account when you're first trying Double Gold to ensure it's what you really want.    

      Breakdown

           Now I'm going to breakdown and explain the perks that only come with Double Gold. Double Gold has the same perks and more than a First member. You can reference the chart to learn more about the First membership. The only thing the chart doesn't include is that First members can use the Rooster Teeth app, which I personally love and use every day. The only thing I wish the app would have but doesn't, is the feature to explore and post blogs and forums. Now let's get onto the actual Double Gold features and my personal experience with them.  

      RT Store Discount: So the first difference is the increase in the discount we get in the store. As long as you're signed in with a Double Gold account and use the special discount code when checking out, you get 10% off. This is really nice for me personally because I buy a lot of RT merch. (And I mean a lot. 25+ shirts and so many posters that I have to keep the extras in a bag in my closet.) I just find this to be a nice simple perk that I often use. 

      Double Star by Name: As you can see by my name, there is two gold stars. First members will have one star. It doesn't do much besides telling people what level of sponsorship you are at on the site. 


      Monthly Q and A: This is only available to Double Gold members. In the early portion of each month Rooster Teeth will send out an email saying the date, time, and who will be appearing on the Q and A. Then the day of the stream they will email a link to the stream. During the stream members can ask questions. Each stream is usually themed to a particular group of people or a show. For example, in the past we have had a Founding Fathers Q and A. What I like about these is there is a much higher chance your question will get answered and provides a lot of insight to things that I would have not otherwise known. Then the popular or good questions that didn't get answered in the stream will be answered in a blog post. If you have missed a stream, you can go the Double Gold group on the RT site and view the most recent stream. Unfortunately, you can't view past streams as far as I know.


      First Access to VIP Packages: Some Double Gold members may never use this and others may use it all the time. Double Gold members will get an email with a code to buy tickets to live events early. These can include events such as Let's Play Live and RTX. I love this bonus so much because it helps guarantee VIP tickets for me to go to RTX. VIP usually sell out in seconds but since I was able to buy mine early it was less stress. 


      Double Gold Only Contest and Giveaways: We've only had a few of these so far. One of the giveaways was for the banners that were hung from posts at RTX 2016. Another contest was for RWBY fan art. The winners won signed RWBY SteelBooks. I personally wish these contest and giveaways were more often, but overall they're really nicely done.     

      RT Box: Lastly, is the RT Box. These ship out every month with around 7 or so products. None of these products are available it the RT Store. Each box has a theme which usually revolves around holidays or what is currently occurring at RT. For example, the May 2017 box was pool party themed and included a lot of animation related products since Summer of Animation has started back up. Four months ago they started to include collectable cards in which 20% are signed. Each card has a different theme. The past ones include Rooster Teeth, Achievement Hunter, Red vs Blue, and RWBY Chibi. I've received a signed Red vs Blue card by Joel Heyman, which I was super happy with since he voices my favorite character from RvB. I also got a signed RWBY Chibi card this month and it was signed my Lindsay Jones. This makes me super happy because I'll be cosplaying as Ruby at RTX. Overall, these collectable cards are freaking awesome and also can be signed by different people. For example, some people got RvB cards signed by Burnie Burns. Then recently we were informed the quality of the RT Boxes was going to increase, which I have seen so far. They also stated a t-shirt and a collectable card would be in every box. (If anyone has the link to this post please leave it in the comments below!) I'm happy to see the quality of the boxes increase.   

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      RT Box - May 2017 Review 

      In this next section I will go through each product in this month's box and I will also link to images of each product. I also promise to not be basis when reviewing. Hopefully this review helps everyone! if you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below!

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      The Box Itself: This will probably be the only review post where I will talk about the actual box. The box that the products come in each month is Rooster Teeth themed and have a bunch of ionic quotes on the inside. My only wish for the box is to change themes each month. For example, one box could be Achievement Hunter themed, then the next could be Red vs Blue, and so on. I've done a few subscription boxes before. A few of my favorites were when the container the items came in matched the themed for the box. For example, the makeup subscription Ipsy and Birchbox had different bags or boxes each month which I found really cool. It would be awesome to collect different themed RT Boxes too!


      Information Card: Each box has a information card that talks about each product and is written from a RT personality (or it is made to look that way.) This one was appropriately written or made to look like it was written by Miles Luna. It was light hearted and included a few puns. Feel free to read it for yourself in the link. 


      Camp Camp Shirt: This shirt is a standard cotton t-shirt. This was kind of disappointing compared to the RWBY Chibi shirt that we recently got in a RT Box. The RWBY Chibi shirt was one of the softest shirt I've ever received from Rooster Teeth, including Barbara Dunkelman's original three shirts. (I haven't ordered her new shirts, so I can't compare those yet.) So, receiving this way less soft cotton shirt made me a little less excited to wear it. But after a few times through the wash, cotton shirts usually get a little softer. Now the design on the shirt is awesome, retro, and reminds me a little of the Disney castle logo. Since the design is simple it can be easily dressed up or down, which I love.  


      RWBY Chibi Collectable Card: I was very excited to see that I was one of the lucky few who got a signed card. Remember only 20% of them are signed! In the past the front of the cards have had awesome art on them. This one in my mind didn't look as nice as the others because the image on the front looks like it could have been taken from the show itself. But, I always love reading the back of the cards to see what they say! And this one didn't disappoint. Overall, I love the collectable cards so much, but I do have one suggestion. I wish they would use fan art for the designs on the front of the cards. It would give the amazing artist of this community some exposure and make each card more incredibly unique. I could see the community having lots of fun designing and entering different art for the cards. Just a suggestion! 


      Gus Pin: We have gotten one pin like this in a past box. The quality of these are amazing and I am hoping to see more. Like Miles said in the info card, you'll definitely get some weird stares when wearing this. But I don't care! I find this button incredibly funny.


      Yang Glasses: The frames of the glasses are yellow because that's the color Yang represents. Then on the front of the glasses are Yang's eyes when she isn't angry. On one side it says "RWBY" in white lettering. These aren't that practical for everyday use since it's a little awkward to see out of them. But they are perfect for festivals and conventions! I do plan on bringing these to RTX. They are very quirky and fun. Overall, a great product for the summer!   


      Loser Sticker: I find this product so funny. Watching Geoff Ramsey lose that bet was awesome and now I own a sticker version of his tattoo! No idea where I'm going to put it, but I love it.


      Camp Camp Tin Sign: This sign is made out of tin and feels very sturdy which I love so much. It shows that RT is keeping to their promise of bringing higher quality products. The sign includes the Camp Camp theme song. It's also the perfect size, not to big that I can't find room for it on my wall, but also not too small. It would also fit quite nicely in a dorm room!


      Wet Bread Hand Towel: This towel is made to be a hand towel due to it's size. It is a little itchy but I haven't washed it yet. I like having a product that references Gavin Free's disgust of wet bread. It just makes it even better that it's a towel, kinda ironic. Overall it's a decent towel! 


      That is all the products for this month! I hope you enjoyed and found this review helpful!    

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    • Rooster Teeth First

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      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

      What do you guys think of the changes to the sponsorship? If you don't know what they are I'll list them below.

      -The 6 month price is changing from 15.99 to 19.99

      -Since people thought the term "sponsorship" was confusing they are now changing it to "First"

      -There is going to be a new tier called "First double gold membership"

      -This new tier is going to cost 34.99 a month or 179.99 every 6 months

      -The new tier includes all bonuses from the regular one and a monthly merchandise box that's worth 60+, exclusive contest and giveaways, 10% discount for the store, and early excess to vip ticket.

      -The new tier starts July first. You can only get the first merchandise box at rtx. (You can sign up at rtx) But it starts officially for everyone August first.

      ●My opinions: I'm ok with the price change on the 6 month payment. I'm also ok with the name change. I'm not so fond of the new tier. The main reason the new tier is expensive is because of the merchandise box. I wish they had a separate subscription for the merchandise box. I'm interested in the new tier but I don't want the merchandise as I already have a lot and I don't want doubles of merchandise. So if they had separated the merchandise box and the new tier that would be best in my opinion.

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    • Rooster Teeth First

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      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

      What do you guys think of the changes to the sponsorship? If you don't know what they are I'll list them below.

      -The 6 month price is changing from 15.99 to 19.99

      -Since people thought the term "sponsorship" was confusing they are now changing it to "First"

      -There is going to be a new tier called "First double gold membership"

      -This new tier is going to cost 34.99 a month or 179.99 every 6 months

      -The new tier includes all bonuses from the regular one and a monthly merchandise box that's worth 60+, exclusive contest and giveaways, 10% discount for the store, and early excess to vip ticket.

      -The new tier starts July first. You can only get the first merchandise box at rtx. (You can sign up at rtx) But it starts officially for everyone August first.

      ●My opinions: I'm ok with the price change on the 6 month payment. I'm also ok with the name change. I'm not so fond of the new tier. The main reason the new tier is expensive is because of the merchandise box. I wish they had a separate subscription for the merchandise box. I'm interested in the new tier but I don't want the merchandise as I already have a lot and I don't want doubles of merchandise. So if they had separated the merchandise box and the new tier that would be best in my opinion.

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    • Rooster Teeth First

      3 years ago

      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

      What do you guys think of the changes to the sponsorship? If you don't know what they are I'll list them below.

      -The 6 month price is changing from 15.99 to 19.99

      -Since people thought the term "sponsorship" was confusing they are now changing it to "First"

      -There is going to be a new tier called "First double gold membership"

      -This new tier is going to cost 34.99 a month or 179.99 every month

      -The new tier includes all bonuses from the regular one and a monthly merchandise box that's worth 60+, exclusive contest and giveaways, 10% discount for the store, and early excess to vip ticket.

      -The new tier starts July first. You can only get the first merchandise box at rtx. (You can sign up at rtx) But it starts officially for everyone August first.

      ●My opinions: I'm ok with the price change on the 6 month payment. I'm also ok with the name change. I'm not so fond of the new tier. The main reason the new tier is expensive is because of the merchandise box. I wish they had a separate subscription for the merchandise box. I'm interested in the new tier but I don't want the merchandise as I already have a lot and I don't want doubles of merchandise. So if they had separated the merchandise box and the new tier that would be best in my opinion.

    • DMortal1 asked hunterofartemis a question

      "​voice actor of Pyrrha slipped out that Pyrrha has big plans.​" You said this. Where can I verify this information?

      Answered: Feb 14, 2016

      The stream from friday.

    • RWBY predictions, theories, and ideas!

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      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

      Warning spoliers! This is for people who are all caught up to the end of volume 3, read at your own risk! This my most updated predictions, theories, and ideas!

      -I like team ranger, its perfect, R(uby)N(ora)J(aune)R(en). And makes sense for a new team to form with everyone split up or dead. But would also beg the question would they even bother with an official team during this time. And who would come up with the name as Oz is dead or missing.

      -And I agree with lostatsea303 on the whole Jaune and Ruby aspect. (That Ruby and Jaune should not be together, to brother and sister like) But I don't think Ruby is a lesbian or bi. Team FNKY seams to be the lgbt+ characters for obv reasons. But remember Ruby is 2 years younger than the rest of the students, so she may show love interest in the upcoming seasons with a whole war romance.

      -And I love Mecharic's idea of what will happen with Jaune, its just perfect for the character. "More seriously though, Jaune belongs to Pyrrha. I can see, once the series is over, an epilogue showing "50 years later" with Jaune still alone, but running an academy (maybe even Beacon, who knows) and telling a student who became the leader of their team "I've made more mistakes than any man, woman, or child on this planet..." as a final tribute to Ozpin. o/c Nora & Ren would be his version of Proff. Port & Glynda (respectively)." (Mecharic) This is if Pyrrha is dead.

      -And I do think Raven can be a raven because weiss said that some semblances are passed through family's. (I don't know what that means for Yang though. Maybe it skipped a generation.)

      -I also agree with this statement by mummyfrog "And then Salem voiced by Jen Taylor. Part Grimm part human? She defiantly looked like a grimm. I'd also wager she can control the grimm and possibly let Cinder borrow her power as Cinder calmed down the dragon grimm quite easily."

      -Who else thinks Oz is related to the wizard? Same colors and time seemed to be the wizards powers in which relates to Oz's gears (still havent seen his semblance, maybe time?) but i dont think he is the wizard because the wizard stayed alive with his powers and the narrator said that he gave ALL his powers away to the maidens.

      -And what's the range of Ruby's powers? Ideas? How does she control it? Emotion evoked? Maybe she has to learn to use it?

      -If Cinder did die who got the fall maiden powers? Ruby? Salem? Unknown character? (Some unknown villains on the sponsor only Villain Poster) Em or Merc?

      -And maybe that was Raven in Yang's window near the end. It would make sense.

      -Obv a war is about to start and the students will go on a quest thing. Maybe like the 7th book of Harry Potter sort of thing. And in the end rebuild the school and the world.

      -Salem is our head villain, i'm pretty sure.

      -But what if you kill Salem and bye bye Grimm? Or nice Grimm? Maybe Salem made them evil. They seem to be the only evil creatures.

      -I agree on mummyfrog on this "Salem doesn't seem to think Ozpin is dead and I get the feeling she is all seeing or something."

      -Oz also seemed to have a force shield and maybe Cinder thought he was dead or left him for dead or didn't care. But still high chance he is dead.

      -Are they going to rebuild Penny? Will they have the time with the war?

      -Is Blake running away to hunt Adam and the White Fang or join them? I think hunt them.

      -Yang most likely will have an identity crises and may look for her Mom, Raven, for help.

      -Weiss may try to spread the word of what really happened and try to escape to meet her friends. If Weiss sneaks away Winter may help and try to train her before going. (lostatsea303)

      -Is Torchwick is dead. Confirmed by stream. He seemed like a pawn so most likely.

      -Where is Neo? Is she alive? Neo may join up with Cinder(If alive) or try to free Cinder if Cinder is also frozen. Will she blame Ruby for Torchwick and take revenge? Would be interesting to see that go down.

      -Guesses on peoples semblance? Like Jaune or Oz. Oz I really think is time because the whole wizard-gear-look alike thing.

      -I have no idea if Pyrrha is dead. There are great theories for both sides of the argument. (I really hope she is alive) For: voice actor of Pyrrha slipped out that Pyrrha has big plans. Something behind Cinder's weapon? Coincidence that Pyrrha was first hit in her Achilles' tendon.

      -Maybe new outfits as the show is changing majorly.

      -Anyone else get a wizard of OZ impression at the end. We have Dorothy(Ruby), Tin Man(Ren), Scarecrow(Nora), and Cowardly Lion(Jaun) going on an adventure that may find the wizard(Oz?). And they are all walking down a road(follow the yellow brick road).

      - I think there is a lot of hidden messages in the songs as discussed on that forum, to many to put here. But really interesting if you take a deeper look.

      -I think that's it. That was long. Thanks for reading! Leave your ideas and answers below!

      - MOST UPDATED VERSION ON MY JOURNAL ENTRIES!

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    • SPOILERS FOR RWBY FINALE- MY THEORIES + PLUS OTHERS IVE FOUND AND LIKED.

      3 years ago

      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

      -I like team ranger, its perfect, R(uby)N(ora)J(aune)R(en). And makes sense for a new team to form with everyone split up or dead. But would also beg the question would they even bother with an official team during this time. And who would come up with the name as Oz is dead or missing.

      -And I agree with lostatsea303 on the whole Jaune and Ruby aspect. (That Ruby and Jaune should not be together, too brother and sister like) But I don't think Ruby is a lesbian or bi. Team FNKY seams to be the lgbt+ characters for obv reasons. But remember Ruby is 2 years younger than the rest of the students, so she may show love interest in the upcoming seasons with a whole war romance.

      -And I love Mecharic's idea of what will happen with Jaune, its just perfect for the character. "More seriously though, Jaune belongs to Pyrrha. I can see, once the series is over, an epilogue showing "50 years later" with Jaune still alone, but running an academy (maybe even Beacon, who knows) and telling a student who became the leader of their team "I've made more mistakes than any man, woman, or child on this planet..." as a final tribute to Ozpin. o/c Nora & Ren would be his version of Proff. Port & Glynda (respectively)." (Mecharic)

      -And I do think Raven can be a raven because weiss said that some semblances are passed through family's. (I don't know what that means for Yang though. Maybe it skipped a generation.) And that could mean it was Raven at Yang's window near the end.

      -I also agree with this statement by mummyfrog "And then Salem voiced by Jen Taylor. Part Grimm part human? She defiantly looked like a grimm. I'd also wager she can control the grimm and possibly let Cinder borrow her power as Cinder calmed down the dragon grimm quite easily."

      -Who else thinks Oz is related to the wizard? Same colors and time seemed to be the wizards powers in which relates to Oz's gears (still havent seen his semblance, maybe time?) but i dont think he is the wizard because the wizard stayed alive with his powers and the narrator said that he gave ALL his powers away to the maidens.

      -And what's the range of Ruby's powers? Ideas? How does she control it? Emotion evoked? Maybe she has to learn to use it?

      -If Cinder did die who got the fall maiden powers? Ruby? Salem? Unknown character? (Some unknown villains on the sponsor only Villain Poster) Em or Merc?

      -Obv a war is about to start and the students will go on a quest thing. Maybe like the 7th book of Harry Potter sort of thing. And in the end rebuild the school and the world.

      -Salem is our head villain, i'm pretty sure.

      -But what if you kill Salem and bye bye Grimm? Or nice Grimm? Maybe Salem made them evil. They seem to be the only evil creatures.

      -I agree on mummyfrog on this "Salem doesn't seem to think Ozpin is dead and I get the feeling she is all seeing or something." Also nor does Qrow seems to think he's dead. But how does Qrow have oz's cane?

      -Oz also seemed to have a force shield and maybe Cinder thought he was dead or left him for dead or didn't care. But still high chance he is dead.

      -Are they going to rebuild Penny? Will they have the time with the war?

      -Is Blake running away to hunt Adam and the White Fang or join them? I think hunt them.

      -Yang most likely will have an identity crises and may look for her Mom, Raven, for help.

      -Weiss may try to spread the word of what really happened and try to escape to meet her friends. If Weiss sneaks away Winter may help and try to train her before going. (lostatsea303)

      -Is Torchwick is dead. Confirmed by stream. He seemed like a pawn so most likely.

      -Where is Neo? Is she alive? Neo may join up with Cinder(If alive) or try to free Cinder if Cinder is also frozen. Will she blame Ruby for Torchwick and take revenge? Would be interesting to see that go down.

      -Guesses on peoples semblance? Like Jaune or Oz. Oz I really think is time because the whole wizard-gear-look alike thing. Neo may be able to change appearance or color of things she is wearing, ex. Hair, eyes, clothes, ect.

      -Pyrrha is dead. Confirmed on twitter by voice actor. But... coincidence that Pyrrha was first hit in her Achilles' tendon.

      -Maybe new outfits as the show is changing majorly.

      -Anyone else get a wizard of OZ impression at the end. We have Dorothy(Ruby), Tin Man(Ren), Scarecrow(Nora), and Cowardly Lion(Jaun) going on an adventure that may find the wizard(Oz?). And they are all walking down a road(follow the yellow brick road). Salem's name makes reference to the Salem witch trails. Maybe she's the wicked witch of the west? And if Ozpin is related to the wizard that would makes sense for wizard of OZ. Also if Salem is the Wicked witch of the west does that mean Glynda goodwitch is her sister?!?

      - I think there is a lot of hidden messages in the songs as discussed on that forum, to many to put here. But really interesting if you take a deeper look. Espacially the opening song, has been theorized to be referring to character or person in each line.

      -Then there seems to be a whole dark realm ad we have seen two portals being used by the glove/grimm bug/cinder and raven (what does that mean for raven, working for Salem or trying to hunt her). And it seemed Salem was standing in the other realm as it was dark and red like the portals. Also maybe the realm and the world mirror each other as both have a broken moon.

      -Raven and Adam share similar mask. Does this mean Raven is working for them, then why would she save Yang. Is she undercover?

      -Zwei could be a human. Because we have seen human-animal transformation. And for anyone who has read or watched Harry Potter then this could be some Peter Pettigrew stuff. Zwei seems to understand the humans really easily. And some of the things he has done points to this. (This is more of a fun idea, probably won't happen)

      -I think that's it. That was long. Thanks for reading! Leave your ideas and answers below!

    • Buff Buddies

      3 years ago

      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

      I have been skiing since I was five. So I thought it was about time I learned to snowboard. After Christmas I headed out for Keystone Colorado. By the end of the week I was boarding. I had so much fun. I got a great leg and core exercise mixed with a lot of falling. I would add photos but I don't know how.

    • red vs blue

      5 years ago

      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink

      started re-watching red vs blue. season 10 is my favorite, 6 is close behind. smiley4.gif

    • 5 years ago

      hunterofartemis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Meg Pink
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